In the media

In June 2017, a double-interview with Annemie Bogaerts and Hans Willems (Secretary-General of the FWO) was published in “Universiteit Antwerpen” (magazine June-July-August 2017) about scientific research in Flanders, and the need for more funding for fundamental research.

On June 30, 2017 an article was published in “De Tijd” on plasma medicine, referring to our research on plasma for cancer treatment.

We published a paper, trying to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of nitrogen-fixation in a gliding arc plasma, together with researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology.  This research makes it possible to convert nitrogen from the air into building blocks for e.g., mineral fertilizers.  The paper was featured on the cover of the journal ChemSusChem.  This was announced at the UAntwerpen website and picked up by some Flemish and Dutch media, with articles in “De Standaard”, “Gazet van Antwerpen” and “Blik op Nieuws”, on June 8 and 17, 2017.

Annemie Bogaerts contributed to the “Viewpoint Document” of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts on “The chemical route to a CO2-neutral world“. This document can be downloaded (in Dutch); an English version of this viewpoint is published as review paper in 2017 in the journal ChemSusChem.

In January 2016, the journal Spectroscopy published an interview with Annemie Bogaerts and Maryam Aghaei on: “What modeling reveals about the properties of an inductively coupled plasma”.  This interview can be viewed in Spectroscopy 31(1) 52-59 (2016).

In November 2015, the Plasma Fusion Roadshow (presented by DIFFER and TU/e) was organized at the University of Antwerp.  This event takes place every 2 years, and attracts every time about 3,600 high-school students and their teachers.  Our group contributes by demonstrating to these students how plasmas work, before and after the show.

Stijn Heijkers has received on 27 November 2014 the "Lierse Scriptieprijs - catergorie Zimmer" for his MSc-thesis entitled: "Study of CO2/N2 plasma in a DBD- and microwavereactor".
See also the announcements in "De Gazet van Antwerpen" of November 28th, 2014 (in Dutch) and "Lier Belicht" of November 28th, 2014 (in Dutch).

On October 13, 2014, Annemie Bogaerts gave a presentation (in Dutch)  for the “Studium Generale Lecture Cycle” entitled: "Van de zon tot plasma-TV: plasma’s in ons dagelijks leven".
This presentation can be viewed here.

PLASMANT has succeeded as the first Flemish research group to publish an article in the prestigious journal Advances in Physics.  It is only the 2nd time that a Belgian researcher managed to publish in the 62-year existence of this journal (the previous one dating from almost 30 year ago).  The journal belongs to the top 0.1% of papers in the academic field of Physics.
     Plasma nanoscience: from nano-solids in plasmas to nano-plasmas in solids.
     K. Ostrikov, E.C. Neyts and M. Meyyappan
     Adv. Phys., 62, 113-224 (2013)
See also the announcement in "De Nieuwe Gazet" of Saturday July 6th, 2013 (in Dutch; 406 kB).


ATV - CampusTV  of November 2012 (in Dutch).
 

Interview in the March 2012 issue of  "Magazine Universiteit Antwerpen" (in Dutch; 620 kB).
 
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Contact

PLASMANT
Plasma, Laser Ablation and Surface Modelling - ANTwerp
University of Antwerp, Dept. Chemistry
Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerpen-Wilrijk
Belgium
Fax +32-(0)3-265.23.43
annemie.bogaerts@uantwerpen.be